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Quitting Laxatives

Reversing Laxative Dependency

Dependency is reversible using Fruit-Eze™ Regularity Blend. Customers with 30 and 40 year long laxative habits have been able to quit laxatives and achieve regularity. Fruit-Eze™ unique fiber blend works with the body naturally and gradually over time to normalize bowel function. And, unlike laxatives, Fruit-Eze™ Regularity Blend does not promote dependency.

Quitting Laxatives Using Fruit-Eze™ Regularity Blend

Be sure to consult your physician before changing any prescribed laxative regime.

Be patient while nature takes its course. If you have been using laxatives, most likely your colon is over-emptied. It may take up to three or four days before your body processes enough waste for a bowel movement to occur without your usual laxative use.

  • If only one laxative is being used, no special procedure is required. Simply discontinue laxative use and begin your daily serving of Fruit-Eze™  Regularity Blend as described in the brochure included with your shipment. The serving information is also described under this link: Using Fruit-Eze xx
  • If two or more laxatives are being used,a method called ‘tapering’ is recommended along with the daily serving of Fruit-Eze™  Regularity Blend. Tapering is gradually reducing the amount of laxatives used. Start out by reducing laxative use by one-quarter to one half. If you have a bowel movement with four days, you can reduce you laxative use again, by another one-quarter to one-half. Repeat until laxatives are no longer used.
  • If you have not had a bowel movement in four days, it is ok to use a plain glycerin suppository, or one dose of Milk of Magnesia, or ½ a Dulcolax or fleet enema. This will empty the bowel and begin the three to four day process of the body processing enough waste for the urge to go. Depending on the type and length or your previous laxative use and other conditions such as your overall health and lifestyle, this step may have to be repeated as your bowel health is restored.

It is helpful to remember that daily bowel movements are not necessary to good health. The clinical definition of regularity is a bowel movement, without straining, two to three times per week. Fruit-Eze™ Regularity Blend has helped thousands of people maintain healthy regularity.

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